Katye Campbell Takes Top Spot in August Primary
Katye now sets sights on runoff against the second place challenger...
In a stunning upset, newcomer to politics, Katye Campbell, stuns the field with 37% of the votes in race for School Board, District 5 seat, in the August 28th Primary in Brevard County.
Andy Ziegler, 10 year incumbent member of the School Board in District 5, took 3rd place with 23% of the votes, finishing just behind Katye Campbell’s November opponent who had 29% of the vote.
This victory by Campbell sets up a rematch in the General Election, as the top two finishers in the Primary go to an automatic runoff in November, since none of the 4 candidates garnered over 50% of the vote.
Katye knocked it out of the PARK last night in the ESFC-LOWV-Florida Today Candidate Forum! Check out the full video below from Florida Today. EFSC and Florida Today did a great job televising it and we would like to thank Isadora Rangel for her skilled moderation, the technical crews and all people at ESFC, the League of Women Voters and Florida Today for doing a wonderful job.
Katye starts at the one hour mark below, so you can drag over for District 5, which is our District. Fyi, you vote by district, so you don’t vote for candidates that are not in your district.
Some of the topics discussed:
Teacher pay (one of Katye’s top priorities)
New School Superintendent
Working with the State government
Taxes (millage and half cent sales tax)
and much more!
Take the Be Educated for Education Challenge!
I challenge you to Google all the candidates and take this Be Educated for Education Challenge
1) Google the names of each individual candidate
2) Read the articles on the first 3 pages of the Google search, especially non school board race issues.
3) Watch videos where the candidates speak and hear their views.
Spend 20 minutes on this and you’ll thank us that we care that you know who you are voting for.
Here’s the correct spellings of each candidate!
As always, if you have specific questions you can contact each candidate individually. You can always email Katye directly or call on the phone number at the bottom of the page for any questions about her views or stances.
Be Educated About Education and pick the person that best fits your views and who you trust in leadership. It’s your vote!
Katye and her opponents begin speaking at the 1 hour mark of the video.
(The first hour are candidates from other districts, so you can scrub past.)
Katye Campbell continues surging by beating the incumbent Ziegler at BREC Straw Poll
On July 8, at the Brevard Republican Executive Committee, the BREC and Lori Scott, Brevard Supervisor of Elections conducted another straw poll. Katye Campbell was able to address the crowd along with other candidates, and it was evident from the jump that the crowd was with Katye. Cheers and applause was heard throughout the 5 minute speech, and that support carried through the straw poll where Katye comfortably won the day.
Capitalizing on the momentum, Katye won the straw poll by over 12% over the closest opponent, the incumbent. This showing further showed that District 5 is ready for a change and Katye Campbell is the candidate on the rise.
Katye Campbell 45.4%
Andy Ziegler 32.7%
Katye Campbell makes big splash in Space Coast Daily Straw Poll!
Space Coast Daily Candidate Forum
WATCH: Space Coast Daily, in association with the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce, presents the Candidate Forum from the Holiday Inn Melbourne – Viera Hotel & Convention Center. Featured in this segment are candidates for Brevard County School Board District 5, including Katye Campbell, Kelly Damerow and Andy Ziegler. See More: http://spacecoastdaily.com/2018/06/strawpoll2018/Posted by Space Coast Daily on Tuesday, June 12, 2018
On June 12, Space Coast Daily, along with the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce, hosted a candidate forum at the Holiday Inn Melbourne-Vierra Hotel & Convention Center, broadcast on Facebook Live. Katye did a masterful job of presenting her viewpoints on key issues.
Space Coast Daily also conducted a straw poll on candidates. With 2700 individual respondents, Katye and the incumbent held the top two spots, neck in neck, instantly separating themselves from the rest of the pack. In the first major public straw poll of the race, Katye and the incumbent finished less than 1% apart.
This showing served notice to all that Katye Campbell is a strong candidate in a race that is desperate for change.
Katye Campbell 33.60%
Andy Ziegler 34.54%
Katye Campbell bests Andy Ziegler nearly 3 to 1 in NBRC Straw Poll
On June 9th, at the American Police Academy Hall of Fame building in Titusville, the North Brevard Republican Club held its Candidate Forum. Candidates for all the races were given 15 minutes to share their ideas and plans for the positions they seek in this fall’s elections.
Katye gave an informed, confident speech, showing expertise on the subjects and fresh ideas that inspired many who listened. The approval showed in the straw poll when she defeated the closest competitor, incumbent Andy Ziegler, 3 to 1.